Gregory Helmer, PLS

Gregory Helmer, a professional and registered land surveyor in California, Colorado, Nevada and Arizona, is senior vice president, GPS Services for RBF Consulting in Irvine, Calif. He has 33 years of experience in the profession. Dr. David M. Crockett, FACS, FAAP, also contributed greatly to this article. He is an Eagle Scout from the Class of 1969 and has been a Scoutmaster since 1994.


Scouting Meets Surveying

Last summer, a hands-on learning experience with surveying technology, coupled with the adventure of rugged backpacking through the Sequoia backcountry, gave a group of talented and innovative Eagle Scouts a taste of the surveying profession’s challenges and rewards.
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HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.


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2015 January

In this January 2015 issue of POB, we take a look at integrated technologies that provide real-time 3D measurements of a Brisbane construction site.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

With the unmanned aerial system (UAS) presence growing in surveying, you will in 2015:
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